Sanger Sequencing to be discontinued

Sanger Sequencing to be discontinued
October 15, 2016 mbcf

The Molecular Biology Core Facilities at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will be discontinuing Sanger DNA sequencing on November 1, 2016.

26 years ago, in 1990, MBCF was the first in New England to purchase the first ABI DNA sequencers that used dye terminator chemistry to create the familiar four color chromatogram. With the advent of Next Generation Sequencing our Sanger sequencing service has now become so small we need to reallocate the resources for NGS and high throughput genomics.

So on November 1, 2016, we will begin phasing out Sanger sequencing. Genewiz and other local core facilities are very good substitutes for our service.

All current and past users of MBCF Sanger sequencing

We have all your data backed up from 1990 to 2016. If you need your primers or data just email us and we will dig through the archives.

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